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Stock Highlights: Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO)


Marathon Oil is in the oil and gas exploration and production industry and is in the energy sector. The company CEO is Lee M. Tillman. Marathon Oil is an exploration and production company. It focuses on producing crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids and natural gas as well as bitumen from oil sands deposits.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MRO stock showed a previous change of 2.29% with an open at 21.03 and a close of 21.47. It reached an intraday high of 21.64 and a low of 20.86.

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The stock has a market cap of $18.3b with 853.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 848.3m shares. Trading volume reached 10,072,092 shares compared to its average volume of 12,814,900 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Marathon Oil shares returned 4.32% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 17.92%. Over three months, it changed 42.61%. In one year it has changed 72.33% and within that year its 52-week high was 22.12 and its 52-week low was 10.55. MRO stock is 103.51% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 16.08 and a 50 day moving average of 19.39. Currently MRO stock is trading 33.51% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -6.73 that ended on 2017-12-31. Based on 10 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.15. The TTM EPS is -0.07, which comes to a TTM PE of -306.71.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  0.18
12-31-2017:  0.07
09-30-2017:  -0.08
06-30-2017:  -0.24

The dividend per share is currently 0.20, which is a dividend yield of 0.95%. Also, the payout ratio is -285.71%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 10.76, which means it may be overvalued by -99.52%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.60% of insider ownership and 70.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 13,577,080, which is 1.59% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.91. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 2.34

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is -3.33%, return on assets is -1.78%, profit margin is -8.51%, price-to-sales is 3.72 and price-to-book is 1.49.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 1  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.


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